Anticipate programme by Innoviris
Through its Anticipate programme, Innoviris is financing projects led by academic researchers at a Brussels university or college which focus on the future and cover areas of importance to the Brussels Capital Region.
Such projects help to develop and enrich the knowledge available on Brussels' urban complexity. The programme funds projects in the areas of both human and precise science. The projects pay the appropriate attention to creating valuable research, preferably in collaboration with a supporting institution.
The Anticipate themes of 2017 are:
- Health and environment
How do environmental factors relate to the development of disease/unease, including problems such as addiction and stress phenomenon? How can we employ bio-monitoring tools (diagnosis, sensors, applications, etc.) to detect detrimental emissions, monitor air and water quality, purify the air indoors and outdoors, improve environmental noise,…? Which strategies can we apply or develop to manage health-related environmental risks?
- Social participation and citizenship
How can the human and cultural capital from citizens coming from diverse cultural and social backgrounds be employed to promote participation, solidarity and interaction in and between social groups? How can young people specifically be encouraged in an innovative way to participate in our society, taking into account their enormous diversity? How can they become more involved in policy-making processes and social decisions which create social change and innovation?
- Circular economy
How do the various Brussels target groups currently perceive the different economic models and consumption methods which are linked to the circular economy? What are the obstacles and motivational factors behind Brussels' households evolving towards this new consumption method? How can a balance be achieved between a household’s comfort needs and the demands in achieving more circularity?
The type of financial intervention provided by Anticipate is financial aid which may be allocated as a grant. It covers a period of two years for:
- The researcher's remuneration
- Operating costs of the hosting unit(s), among which a limited budget (5% of operating costs) for the promoter(s) and administrative costs for the institution (10% mandatory fixed sum)
- Funding concerns two-year projects which may, eventually, be renewed for two further years.
The evaluation criteria are as follows:
- The project's scientific quality (60%): objectives, tasks, methodology, link with the state of the art, scientific originality, innovative values, schedule, expertise
- Practical application for the region (30%): state-of-the-art knowledge, contribution to the socio-economic development of the region, potential for implementation of the anticipated results and dissemination
- Quality of the consortium (10%): expertise, complementarity (in the case of several researchers), collaboration with a (para) public institution
Read more on Innoviris website for eligibility conditions and information on how to submit an application.
For more information, please contact Suzana Koelet, Innoviris, Scientific Advisor Strategic Research Team Tel. +32 2 600 50 80 firstname.lastname@example.org